The great thing about living on an island near major
cities is you can still enjoy top sports attractions.
There is major league professional sports played year
round in Tampa (one hour north on I75). The Sarasota area
is centrally located for MLB spring training with the
Baltimore Orioles right in town and six other teams within
an hour plus drive including the New York Yankees.
Tampa Bay Professional Teams
Tampa is a major sports market with the NFL Buccaneers, MLB
Devil Rays and the NHL Lighting. The great thing about being
on an island near major cities is you don't have to give up
seeing top sports attractions while on vacation. Check to
see if your home team will be in town.
MLB Spring Training
Each year during February, March and early April, MLB moves
to warm weather and Sarasota enjoys a central location to
all the activity. The nearby MLB teams, their host cities
and approximate driving times are:
New York Yankees
Tampa Devil Rays
Boston Red Sox / Minnesota Twins
Senior PGA Tour
Each year during February the Senior PGA Tour plays at TPC
Tampa. It's a superb opportunity to see the past golf greats
like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Gary Player,
Tom Watson, Tom Kite, Hale Irwin and others.